April 5th 2013 is a day that forever changed the life of Rick and Kay Warren. Their beloved son Matthew took his life after a long battle with mental illness. Matthew struggled with borderline personality disorder and deep depression. In our interview, Kay talks candidly about her struggle to move forward, what not to say to those who have experienced loss, and encourages us that no matter how great one's despair, God will take the "ruins" of our lives and use them for his redemptive purposes. We always have hope in God.
KAY WARREN cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for those living with HIV&AIDS, orphaned and vulnerable children, as well as for those affected by a mental illness. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough, Say Yes to God and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren.
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